In our storage business we hear a lot of stories from our clients in Hope Ranch. Lately we've been hearing more and more about moths or mold ruining clothing and furniture in their homes. One client had five tuxedos in his closet ruined by moths. Another client had unknowingly purchased antique furniture that was infected with mold. We decided to do a little research about how to prevent moths and mold from ruining our things!
We spoke with Sasha Ablitt of Ablitt's Fine Cleaners to get her thoughts and did a bit of online research. Here is what we learned:
When liquids are spilled on your clothing, often they are not visible to the eye, moths will find the spill and begin to eat both the food and your sweater. Food particles (like a crumb) on your sweater, scarf or jacket are also delicious to a moth!
Sasha recommends dry cleaning wool coats at least once a year and tuxedos and gowns after every wear. "Customers often wear something to an event and put it away because it looks clean, they forget about the 7-up or white wine that splashed on the sleeve and once the stain is noticeable, it is too late."
Mold needs a few important ingredients